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  • Family Planning in the Legacy of Islamby Abdel-Rahim Omran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    How has the Islamic view of marriage, family formation and child rearing developed and adapted over the centuries? Is contraception just permitted or actively encouraged? The family is the basic social unit of Islamic society. Even without compelling population pressures, there has been concern with spacing and family planning. This book is the result... more...

  • Childless: No Choiceby James H. Monach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Childhoodby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through... more...

  • Politics of the Wombby Lynn Thomas

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance?and complex ramifications?of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy... more...

  • Reproducing Empireby Laura Briggs

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers... more...

  • Birthing the Nationby Rhoda Kanaaneh

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 33.95

    In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this important new work offers a complex, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a group rendered invisible... more...

  • Intended Consequencesby Donald T. Critchlow

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 72.99

    After World War II, U.S. policy experts--convinced that unchecked population growth threatened global disaster--successfully lobbied bipartisan policy-makers in Washington to initiate federally-funded family planning. In Intended Consequences, Donald T. Critchlow deftly chronicles how the government's involvement in contraception and abortion evolved... more...

  • The Politics of Moral Sinby Merike Blofield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the problems that arise when women's rights conflict with the views of conservative organized religion. Specifically, it addresses the legalization - or lack thereof - of divorce and abortion in three recently democratized Catholic countries: Spain, Chile, and Argentina. Offering a vital and timely contribution to political debates... more...

  • Defending Lifeby Francis J. Beckwith

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    Defending Life, first published in 2007, is the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion ever published. more...

  • Researching Children's Perspectivesby Ann Lewis; Geoff Lindsay

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00

    Addresses the issues and practicalities surrounding the obtaining of children's views, particularly in the research context. This book examines five aspects of theoretical and conceptual issues - ethical issues and codes of conduct, children's rights, the legal perspective, developmental dimensions and sociological issues. more...